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January 2019

Jan
15
For more than 40 years, Costco has been known as the pioneer of the “treasure hunt.” I’d suggest today we’d modernize that term to call it “experiential retail.” The model surely has withstood the test of time.

December 2018

Dec
20
We talk about “experiential retail” a lot these days. Well, look up that term and the Abt Electronics logo just might be there.

November 2018

Nov
27
​​​​​​​While traveling recently in Minnesota, I had to visit one of Hy-Vee’s newer stores. The chain consists of approximately 250 stores, and the ones in Minneapolis have received high praise for delivering a superior shopping experience.
Nov
09
I've seen many articles about and pictures of the new Amazon Go stores. With that in mind, I knew I was overdue to visit one myself. So I did.

October 2018

Oct
29
At the Path to Purchase Expo in early October, we noticed that beauty/cosmetics retailer Sephora was mentioned repeatedly. Later in the month, we paid a visit to a store. See what we found.
Oct
17
I don’t know if I have ever felt the energy in a downtown area as I did during a recent trip to Denver. Both Whole Foods and Kroger’s King Soopers have built stores made for the urban environment inside some of the new construction.
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